• Circle Cinema hosts Leon Russell Memorial Birthday Bash

    By: Josh Gammon


    Quick Facts:

    • April 2 is Leon Russell's 75th birthday.
    • He died last November in his Nashville home.
    • Circle Cinema is hosting an event this weekend to benefit a memorial monument for Russell.

    Tulsa's Circle Cinema is hosting a memorial birthday bash Sunday for the late musician Leon Russell.

    The Oklahoma music legend died last November in Nashville.

    RELATED: Tulsa woman remembers Leon Russell after 50-year friendship

    A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday that will feature live music and food. A screening of ‘A Poem Is A Naked Person’ starts at 6:30 p.m.

    The event started Saturday with a medallion dedication on the Oklahoma Walk of Fame outside the theatre.

    RELATED: Leon Russell fans attend tribute concert at Cain's Ballroom

    Proceeds from the event benefit the Leon Russell Monument Fund.

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